Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan
At our Company, we are committed to serving the customers and communities in each of our marketplaces. We know that, in order to be successful, our workforce must be representative and reflective of those we serve. We therefore embrace and respect among our employees differences in actual or perceived gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, ancestry, familial status, genetic information or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, or any other status protected by applicable Federal, State, or local laws. We believe that, by doing so, we can deliver better service to our customers and our communities, and enable our own organization to thrive.
This culture of fostering, cultivating, and preserving diversity and inclusion is evident throughout our organization. Not only do we express our belief in formal documents, such as our Strategic Plan, but we also reflect it in our practices and policies, our recruitment and hiring, compensation and benefits, and the continued development of our employees. Through these actions, we create an environment where our employees are not only able to bring their differences to work, but where they are valued for those differences and, as a result, are able to contribute their best to the work we do.
Diversity and inclusion is a business imperative and strength for our bank. It is part of who we are and everything we do, from recruiting and engaging our employees to selecting vendors and reaching out to our customers.
Diversity and Inclusion Employment Policy
It is the policy of the Company to hire well qualified people. An integral part of this policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons and administer hiring, working conditions, benefits, compensation, training, and advancement, layoffs and recalls for all employees, without discrimination because of actual or perceived gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, ancestry, familial status, genetic information or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, or any other status protected by applicable Federal, State, or local laws.
In order to implement the foregoing policy, the Company will consider qualified applicants from all sources to ensure equal consideration of individuals. Additionally, the Company will continue to maintain all Company facilities on a completely non-segregated basis and will fully cooperate with all authorized individuals and agencies responsible for administering laws and regulations in the area of equal employment opportunity and fair employment practice. This policy extends to all employees and all aspects of the employment relationship and all employees are hereby directed to take all reasonable efforts to carry out the spirit and intent of this Company policy. Employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
The Company will disseminate this policy to its employees, and encourage indirect sources of job applicants, such as employees, suppliers/vendors, customers, and other contractors to refer qualified applicants.
Overall Bank responsibility for the direction of equal employment opportunity policy, programs and practices, has been assigned to Tiffany Pearce, HR Organizational Development and Diversity Manager, as the Company’s EEO/AA Officer.